Synonyms for (noun) distress

Synonyms: distraint, distress

Definition: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

Usage: Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien

Similar words: seizure

Definition: the taking possession of something by legal process


Synonyms: hurt, distress, suffering

Definition: psychological suffering

Usage: the death of his wife caused him great distress

Similar words: pain, painfulness

Definition: emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

Usage: the pain of loneliness


Synonyms: distress

Definition: extreme physical pain

Usage: the patient appeared to be in distress

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension


Synonyms: distress

Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

Usage: a ship in distress; she was the classic maiden in distress

Similar words: adversity, hard knocks, hardship

Definition: a state of misfortune or affliction

Usage: debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity; a life of hardship

Synonyms for (verb) distress

Synonyms: distress

Definition: cause mental pain to

Usage: The news of her child's illness distressed the mother

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Synonyms: straiten, distress

Definition: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Similar words: incommode, inconvenience, trouble, bother, discommode, disoblige, put out

Definition: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Usage: Sorry to trouble you, but...